Ashland Circles LogoAshland Circles mission is to inspire, inform, and equip individuals, families, and our community to resolve poverty and thrive. It is an innovative, community-based approach to solving poverty. They believe that responsibility for both poverty and prosperity rests not only in the hands of individuals, but also with societies, institutions, organizations and communities.

We also believe that Ashland and Hanover County have an abundance of people, resources, and hope sufficient to end poverty once and for all - all that is missing are strong bridges between these parts. They build those bridges by nurturing intentional friendships, providing education opportunities, and advocating for change. Their approach is a progressive model grounded in research that shows families must have strong social capital and connections (relationships and resources) with their communities in order to improve their economic situation and overall quality of life in their neighborhoods. Email Dani Stockwell at to learn more about how you can get involved.